SANTHARIAN SKIPPING RHYMES


Skipping rhymes - or skipping-rope rhymes as they are often called as well - are rhymes chanted by children while they skip around on hand drawn marks on the streets or do rope jumping, all favourite pastimes of Santharian youngsters. Skipping rhymes exist in similar forms throughout the various tribal cultures, and on this page we try to give you a few examples in this regard.

AVENNORIAN SKIPPING RHYME
BY ALYSSE THE LIKELY & BARD JUDITH
 

The following is a typical Avennorian skipping rhyme as can already be seen by the usage of the name "Jovkar". Any name may replace "Jovkar", and often does if the little girls are trying to irritate some boy. Some of the rhymes might appear pretty nasty, but are just taken from the Santharian streets...

Jovkar, Jovkar, wanted sweets
From a baker stole some treats
Broke the bolt and broke the locks,
Jovkar, Jovkar, in the stocks!

Jovkar, Jovkar, stole a pig
It was not so very big
But the watchmen did him take
An example for to make.

Jovkar, Jovkar, wanted sweets
From a baker stole his treats
Broke the bolt and broke the locks,
Jovkar, Jovkar, in the stocks!

Jovkar, Jovkar, whatís to do?
With a rope they will hang you
From a gallows, you poor thing,
How long will they let you swing?

(skipping pace very fast)

One, two threeÖ(until skipper stumbles)
 

 THE WISHING WELL
BY ALYSSE THE LIKELY

The "Wishing Well" rhyme is short and right to the point, which makes it a favourite among children of the northern Santharian provinces....

Poor Nell, she fell
Right into the wishing well
In the little elven dell
Soon it will begin to smell.

EEEEEUWWW!
(the louder and more piercing a shriek this can be, the better)
Run away!
(skipper begins skipping very fast)
 

Skipping rhymes written by various team members